I have been a gymnast for five years and a cheerleader for one year. I compete in both, but my back-tucks don't get very high off the ground. I do a few exercises to strengthen them, but they are still low. Is there any exercise that helps you?
Leg-presses (in a weight room)
running FAST upstairs
and plyometric springs will ALL build up your 'jumping' muscles.
With stronger jumping muscles you'll be able to spring higher into the air and ensure safer backflips
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Coach Wayne was the Head Coach for the Savannah College of Art and Design Cheerleading team and Executive Coach of Olympic Gymnast Zuzana Sekerova. His articles, videos, and books have been used by students and instructors worldwide since 1991. Coach Wayne is available for tumbling instructor certification training. For booking information, coaches/owners should text or call 912.238.1747.